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(L) Kathy Witkowicki (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner An Inspiration To North Bay Students

Some students are getting better grades. Others are the first in their family to go to college. One in ten students in Sonoma Valley said their future is brighter, because they have someone encouraging them along the way: this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

07/03/2013

Jefferson Award Winner - Linda Gregory. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Assists North Bay Foster Families

Linda Gregory found joy in becoming a foster parent, and purpose in helping families like hers. Gregory and her husband became foster parents to little Eddie when he was just 10 months old.

06/12/2013

Leticia Márquez-Magaña, Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Mentors Next Generation Of Scientists

Latinos, African Americans, and Native Americans make up less than 10-percent of the college graduates working in the fields of science and technology. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is working to change those numbers, and in the process is inspiring a new generation of scientists.

05/29/2013

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Lee Heads To Baltimore To Make Good On Super Bowl Bet

The mayor of San Francisco is heading to Baltimore for a day of community service in honor of the Ravens’ victory over the 49ers in the Super Bowl.

04/26/2013

Jefferson Award winner Rhonda Harris (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Builds Homes For Veterans

Some call this Jefferson Award winner “Wonder Woman” – not because she leaps tall buildings, but because she builds them as homes for veterans.

04/24/2013

Jefferson Award winner Bob Hammer. (CBS)

East Bay Jefferson Award Winner Pays It Forward In Cancer Fight

An East Bay cancer survivor has turned his own diagnosis into an effort to heal others. A golf tournament he created has raised more than $1 million in the fight against the disease.

03/06/2013

Jefferson Award Winner Marge Early (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: East Bay Thrift Shop Supports Mental Health Causes

A simple thrift store in Danville has become a community mainstay. The mission behind the market has earned the store’s founder a Jefferson Award.

01/23/2013

Jefferson Awards History

Jefferson Awards – History

History of the Awards In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard founded the American Institute for Public Service, a 501c3 public foundation, to establish a Nobel Prize for public […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/26/2012

Anabel Stenzel and her sister Isabel Stenzel Byrnes lead a workout. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winning Sisters Embody Benefits Of Organ Donation

They meet weekly at the Palo Alto High School track to run a boot camp. And like most group leaders, Anabel Stenzel and her sister Isabel Stenzel Byrnes set goals.

10/17/2012

Kimberly Bryant - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Introduces Bay Area Girls To Tech Careers

Hundreds of Bay Area girls are using their summer vacation to pick up some technical training. It’s a project created by this week’s Jefferson Award winner – a bioengineer who’d like to see more women of color join her in the field.

08/22/2012

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